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Code of Civil Procedure 874.312 CCP - Definitions (Partition of Real Property Act)

Code of Civil Procedure 874.312 CCP – Definitions (Partition of Real Property Act)

California Code of Civil Procedure 874.312 is the California partition statute that defines terms used in the Partition of Real Property Act. The terms stated here are used throughout California’s Partition of Real Property Act, which became effective January 1, 2023. For purposes of this chapter, the following definitions apply:(a) “Determination of value” means a … Read More

Personality Types of Co-owners in Partition Actions

While partition attorneys often focus on legal strategies, litigation also involves conflicts and dysfunction between personalities. With about 98% of partition actions that we handle settling before trial, these personality types often demand careful attention to ensure an optimal and expedient resolution. As shown below, certain dysfunctional personality traits require additional attention by parties to … Read More

Can my co-owner contest a partition action

Can my Co-owner Contest a Partition in California?

Can my co-owner contest a partition? When one co-owner wants to initiate a partition action, a common concern that we hear as partition attorneys is whether the other co-owner can contest the partition. The short answer is that your co-owner can contest anything they want; the real issue is whether they will succeed. In some ways, a … Read More

How Realtors Can Force the Sale of Co-Owned Property

How Realtors Can Force the Sale of Co-owned Property in California

Can Realtors assist their clients in selling a co-owned property? As a Realtor, you may have come across situations in which a disagreeable co-owner disrupts an otherwise easy sale. Your client may have his or her heart set on selling the home but is unable to do so without the signature of the uncooperative co-owner. … Read More

Is there a statute of limitations on a partition action

Is There a Statute of Limitations on a Partition Action?

Some co-owners in California wonder if there are any limitations on the time to file a partition action. For example, suppose a co-owner moved out of a property 20 years ago and never paid the taxes. Does that mean that they are no longer a co-owner? As explained below, co-owners do not lose their status … Read More

Code of Civil Procedure 873.770 CCP – Taking Setoff from Party Purchaser (Partition Actions)

Code of Civil Procedure 873.770 CCP – Taking Setoff from Party Purchaser (Partition Actions)

California Code of Civil Procedure 873.770 is the California partition statute that explains how the partition referee will distribute proceeds of sale when the purchaser is also a party entitled to some of the proceeds of sale, i.e., when credit bidding may be available. The statute provides that: Where the purchaser is a party or … Read More

Milian v. De Leon true joint tenancy in partition actions

True Joint Tenancy in California Partition Actions – Milian v. De Leon

True Joint Tenancy under Milian v. De Leon (1986) 181 Cal.App. 3d 1185, 1195 Milian v. De Leon is one of the most fascinating cases in California partition actions in that it found that, “once the court in a partition action has determined that a true joint tenancy exists, it may not order reimbursement or contribution … Read More

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Talkov Law Announces New Headquarters in Newport Beach

Talkov Law Corp. is excited to announce that the company headquarters will now be in Newport Beach, California. Our new Orange County office is located at 4000 MacArthur Blvd Ste 655, Newport Beach, CA, 92660. Originally founded in 2020 by Attorney Scott Talkov, Talkov Law has represented hundreds of clients throughout California with their partition … Read More

What is a partition action in California

What Are Examples of a Partition Action in California?

Real Estate Partition Definition in California A partition action is a court-ordered equitable division of property. When one or more co-owners disagrees on what to do with a co-owned property, a partition action can be started to force the sale of the subject property. This definition of a real estate partition shows how a partition … Read More

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